A shell script is a script written for the shell, or command line interpreter, of an operating system.

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init service script is running twice

I have a init script under /etc/init/ to start up an application server. The problem is that it seems to be running twice. here is the command: exec su - deployer -c 'cd /home/deployer/app/current; ...
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Why is inserted media loaded under user directory? [duplicate]

case in point: I insert an SD card named TESTSD into my computer, It loads to /media/user/TESTSD instead of /media/TESTSD So far this only happened on two installs on different machines with Xubuntu ...
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Automatically detecting and outputing to s-video at startup

After combing the Internet I have developed a script that is capable of checking whether I have a monitor connected to my VGA port and switching to my s-video port if not #!/bin/bash # if no vga then ...
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How to add percent and remained time of download by aria2c via Sysmonitor Indicator?

Is it possible to add download progress bar aria2c/wget to panel, especially the percent and remained time of download by this appindicator or sth else?! I mean when you run aria2c to download a file ...
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Problem with bash script not verifying pid file

The reason I'm doing this script is because I want to deamonize supervisord, right now I'm in a cloud host in which I don't have access to the /etc or the sudo command, this script is my best attempt ...
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Turn off colour while using script(1)

Is there a way to turn off colour while using script(1)? My script file is being filled with unnecessary information regarding colours from commands such as ls. This information is only visible when ...
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Startup & shutdown scripts for Java servers

I am trying to design a graceful startup/shutdown script (Bash) for a Java app (JAR) that I will be deploying to my Ubuntu 14.04 server. I'm looking for a clean, Linux- and Ubuntu-friendly way of ...
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lubuntu how to execute 2 commands in .desktop file?

I have created a .desktop file in /etc/xdg/autostart which runs the command Exec= disper -d LVDS,VGA-0 -r auto -e -t right Now I want to add a second command to run after the first command. How do ...
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Keep backing up (copying) the same file to a new folder

I am saving a stream in my HDD. I'd like to copy the file periodically into a subfolder backup such that the older versions of the the file are not deleted. Simply put Assume the original file is ...
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Detect file size decrease

I am saving streams from browser cache into my home folder. I wrote a script that takes the specific data type and saves them into disk, and names them as data.1, data.2 , data.3 and so on, creating ...
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Shell script backup routers

Below is a script I've wrote to backup my routers and adsl modem, Any ideas to compact this script in less lines? Each router have a different kind of structure as you can see. #!/bin/sh ...
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Open BASH Shell Script files without terminal

How do you run shell script files without using the terminal in Ubuntu? Like just double clicking it. I know in Xubuntu it does it like that but not regular Ubuntu.
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How to know if the running platform is Ubuntu or CentOS with help of a Bash script?

I know the commands to check the name of the Linux machine running on my machine. For example: Ubuntu cat /etc/version CentOS cat /etc/issue How do I get the output from the terminal and ...
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Whatsapp Help for Ubuntu 14.04! [duplicate]

Hey i have found a way to use Whatsapp on ubuntu using Pidgin! But i don't understand everything on the site... Can someone help me? I have completed the pidgin installation and whatsapp plugin. Now ...
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Copy a file from ubuntu server to a nas drive

I would like to use a script to copy a sql file to a nas drive location. for example it would copy backup.sql to //10.1.1.124/backup/Backups.
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/etc/rc0.d script not allowed to finish

I have a script that I've written that needs to run during shutdown which brings down my vagrant instance. The script runs without issue, and I echo output to stdout (and to a file) of the process. ...
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How can I run a sh script targeting X11-settings on login?

The gui-based controls for mouse acceleration do not suffice to tame my mouse, so I am correcting this by running: xinput set-prop 10 "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 2.9 This script has the ...
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How to create Excel xlsx files from a script?

I'm looking for packages available in Ubuntu main/universe repositories (14.04) able to create Excel 2007+ xlsx files from a script (python3 or perl) My requirements: 100% compatible Excel XLSX ...
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Bash script doesn't execute command from PATH

I have this simple script: #!/bin/bash echo ${HADOOP_HOME} $(hadoop fs -ls) The output is: /opt/hadoop-0.20.2-cdh3u2 ./hello.sh: line 3: Found: command not found So bash definitely sees ...
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How do I pass complicated shell commands over SSH to be executed remotely? Mine throw syntax errors or get interpreted locally!

I have a command like this which tells me if a system has a disk that's getting full (>=70% full): if [[ -n df -PTh|column -t|awk '{print $6 $7}'|awk -F"%" '{printf "%-9s %-5s\n",$1,$2}'|grep -v -e ...
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GUI toggle key for wifi hotspot(on/off)

I want to create a GUI widget like on/off toggle for running a set of commands. For example, to turn wifi hotspot on and off using ap-hotspot start/stop. Anybody help me...
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Intermittent crontab problem

My crontab entry intermittently fails to find scripts in my user's home directory. The crontab entries run exactly on schedule as specified, and occasionally the script runs correctly, but mostly it ...
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shell script to function on subfolders

I want to write a simple shell script that will go into all the sub-folders in a directory, and organise the files in the sub-folders into new directories. Basically in terminal it would look like: ...
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Bash script callable from home but not scripts directory

I'm having a very weird error when trying to make a script callable. I have a scripts directory in /srv/projectname/scripts where I store you know scripts to be called as cron jobs for different ...
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How to check the number of fields given to the `read` command?

I have a quick question relating to $# in the shell scripts. So, I can use $# at the command line to check the number of a shell script arguments given by the user. Example: # ./shellScript varONE ...
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autogen.sh not found for webkit

I'm trying to install Webkit in ubuntu 12.04 following this instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WebKit When I get to this instruction: ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr I got an error ...
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Upstart script doesn't work

I'm trying to create my own script that gets executed on startup and stopped on shutdown (referring to the classic System-V init style), but it won't work! I've created this script ...
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Start a PHP Script from Startmenu (Lubuntu)

I try to start a PHP script directly from the start menu of Lubuntu. But it doesn't work the only thing who's happening is that it starts a Terminal. I setted the permissions with chmod a+x. Hers my ...
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Disabling touchpad when desktop starts

I would like to turn my touchpad off when my desktop starts. How can I do that? I already found that the following script outputs 14: xinput list | grep -Eo 'TouchPad\s*id\=[0-9]{1,2}' | grep -Eo ...
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how to write a shell script which gets notified when an avi file is played from terminal?

For my project purpose I want to write a shell script program which runs in the background and acts as a listener to a specified avi file. When that avi file is played from terminal my script file ...
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autogen.sh script failing with autoreconf2.50: automake failed with exit status: 1

I recently heard about the Maynard desktop, a replacement for LXDE on the Raspberry Pi, and I really liked it. I was just planning on installing it on my Pi, until I found out I could compile it for ...
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How to make a python script a command?

I'm trying to make a python script into a command, eg: google's ipaddr.py (http://code.google.com/p/ipaddr-py/). I want to be able to type ipaddr and it puts out what I want. Is this possible? I've ...
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Move images from sub-folders into new sub-folders

I have a folder composed of M several sub-folders, each of them containing some text files and N images (*.png) This is what the tree looks like: /parent/ /sub-folder1/ /data1.dat /data2.dat ...
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Bash script for execute one command for many files

I just tried to clear my holiday video stuff and found program for stibilizng vision. There are a lot of files so I made script to stabilize all. Firstly I need to run command: transcode -J ...
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Scripting downloaded programs

I downloaded a game for fun and I would like to add it as part of my code for my butler program. Say I have the game moon-buggy and I would have this code run it. if [ $word = "buggy" ] then ...
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Recompile package (with applied .diff file) after every update

I have a .diff file which I use to patch unity source code and then recompile it, so I can remove trash icon from unity panel which is important to me. However after every update of Unity, the patched ...
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Make right+left click emulate middle click on wireless mouse

Anybody have or know of a sweet little workaround script I can set to running at startup that would allow my dilapidated mouse to keep providing me with middleclick functionality even though the ...
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How do I launch my script from a launcher?

I have my custom script in Ruby with read permission, which starts with: #!/usr/bin/env ruby I can run that script from the terminal by typing that path. I added a file with .desktop extention to ...
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startup script ubuntu 12.04

Each time I startup the sistem I need to run this command sudo xhost + and the sudo service myservice restart I have decided to add a script to startup to avoid having to type it each time myself. I ...
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lscpu output differs when called indirectly?

I use lscpu | grep 'MHz' to get my clock speed. I am getting different results based on the method I am calling this command. Method 1: typing it in the terminal CPU MHz: 1200.000 Method 2: ...
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zip I/O error: Protocol error in bash script

so here's the script that i am trying to get it work: #!/bin/bash filePath="$1" fileName="$( basename "$filePath" )" backupDir="/my/backup/dir/${fileName}-backups/" dateTime=$( date ...
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How to edit a specific line of textfile in terminal with a script?

I need to change a .config text file every time the program doesn't work as I want it to. I want to be able to do it in terminal preferably with an alias and with the following logic: alias ...
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Run multiple scripts using one script on boot?

I need help. I've tried several methods to get this to work. Basically, I home host a server on my PC, the problem is, I want it to be online when logged in as every user on the computer. It uses ...
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Can someone explain the working of this bash script?

I found the following bash script which I would like to run, but I am not completely sure about what it is going to do. Can someone explain the working of the following bash script; i.e. what is it ...
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How to “show” the script, NOT run it..?

So basically, I uploaded a script to textuploader, and then used the wget command to download it to my /etc directory. Now I am able to run the script by typing: perl ...BUT, what if I want to see ...
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How to shutdown Ubuntu after (2 hours) of idle?

Running: Xubuntu 14.04 32bit. I have read several outdated, not working, working different that I want answers here and elsewhere. I had a script that resulted in shutting my Laptop down at boot time ...
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regex search works with `grep -E` but not with bash script?

I use the same regex with grep and it gives me a match but when doing it in a bash script, it return no match. Test String(part of the file testregex.txt): <a ...
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Run Bash Script in Client from Local Server?

I wrote a bash script for my use and it works. I want that script to be put in some server in my network and call that script in laptops / desktops in my network itself to execute. Any way I have made ...
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Rename new files as the old ones

I have a large music collection, and a good number of playlists that I have formed over the years. All the music is neatly organised in a folder hierarchy. I have managed to get my hands on higher ...
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export list of duplicate images on digikam/findimagedupes/fsplint/geeqie

I have 60000 images. And when I ask any of the following tools to come up with similar photos, all of them pop out a big list of around 3000 names of images. digikam gives a cool UI which lets me see ...